FVWM is an ICCCM-compliant multiple virtual desktop window .. it is also possible to manually set a size using the Geometry command. This chapter contains the manual pages for the FVWM Virtual Window With fvwm’s virtual desktop, windows which do not appear on the screen do not actually. Fvwm provides both a large virtual desktop and multiple disjoint desktops which can be used separately or together. The virtual desktop allows you to pretend.

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In particular, this command prints the palette used by fvwm in rgb format the last integer gives the number of times fvwm mnual allocated the colors.

FVWM Documentation

Windows may also be listed, along with their geometries, in a window list, accessible as a pop-up menu, or as a separate window, called the FvwmWinList another module.

The following example binds mouse buttons 2 and 3 to a pop-up called “Window Ops”. Both horizontal and vertical should be positive numbers. That’s fair enough — although most session managers have the option of excluding certain applications. Solid triangles are filled with a color while relief triangles are hollow. Windows using SloppyFocus nanual focus when the pointer moves into them and retain focus until some other window acquires it.

When used on a maximized window, the window is resized and moved and is still in the maximized state afterwards. With this function you can define and destroy menus on the fly. If a configuration file is not found, the left mouse button, or Help or F1 keys on the root window bring up menus and forms that can create a starting configuration file.


If this option is set, the keyboard manyal stays with one window until a new window is clicked on. Whenever a geometry in the usual X format can be supplied, fvwm’s Xinerama extension allows for specifying a screen in addition to the geometry or even the screen alone. HilightBack switch hilighting the background of the selected menu item on and off.

For example, run netscape with the -install option, run KDE or QT applications with the –cmap option, use the -C option for fvwm. BorderWidth takes the thickness of the border around the menus in pixels.

FVWM Cookbook FAQ

This can prevent menus being redrawn every time a sub menu pops up or down. What it should be understand is that you have only colors and that all the applications which use the default color map must share these colors.

Several distinct desktops can be accessed concept: Tear off menus behave somewhat differently than normal menus and windows. Pressing button 3 will move the top-left corner of the viewport to the location of the button press, even if it does not line up with a page.

Note that some hardware can support two different depths on the same screen typically depth 8 and depth This can prevent menus being redrawn every time a sub menu pops up or down. The original image name that may contain another extension or no extension at all is not probed, instead “.

The easiest way is to use a flat-file that just stores a list of window names or classes. It can be difficult to find the font, fgfgsh and bg colors to make this effect look good, but it can look quite good.


Certain auxiliary information is also transmitted, as in the sample module FvwmButtons. Icon the icon of the context window. AutoRaise delay Enables auto-raising of windows and specifies the time delay tvwm milli-seconds between when a window acquires the input focus and when it is automatically raised.

Holding down the Shift key causes the pointer movement to go in larger steps and holding down the control key causes the pointer movement to go in smaller steps. GoodStuff will normally be spawned during initialization instead of in response to a manial binding or menu action.

To switch it off, use SelectOnRelease without a manuual name. If bool is omitted, the default setting is restored. Both values affect where sub menus are placed relative to the parent menu. The continual duplication of the “Exec exec” lines for the same program but with different parameters can be smartened up into a function call:. The module is then started.

FVWM – Man Page – fvwm

Activating that item tears off the menu. If both values are zero, the left edge of the sub menu overlaps the left edge of the parent menu. Windows which are not on the current desktop can be listed, along with their geometries, in a window list, acces sible as a pop-up menu.

The default delay is milliseconds. The option can be any string of characters without spaces.